Job and Internship Opportunities Announcements

This page is for job and internship opportunities from within and outside of the NREM Department. Postings will be deleted once application periods are over. 


  • Internal Opportunities
  • External Job Opportunities
  • External Internships Opportunities
  • External Assistantship Opportunities
  • External Postdoc Opportunities

Assistant Professor-Applied Environmental Economics

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources /
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Title: Assistant Professor (Applied Environmental Economics)
Position Number: 0085403T
Hiring Unit: College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)
Location: Manoa Campus
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time (50% Research; 50% Instruction)
Temporary/Permanent: Temporary

Other Conditions: To begin approximately January 2024 or soon thereafter. Funding is approved until 2026 with apossibility to extend, renewal dependent on grants awarded and satisfactory performance.

For more information, visit:

For Inquiries, contact Dr. Melissa Price at


Tenure-track Junior/Assistant Extension Agent for Agricultural Finance

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources /
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Job Opening: Tenure-track Junior/Assistant Extension Agent for Agricultural Finance

CTAHR is a premier college that has a mission to provide exceptional transdisciplinary education, research, and extension in tropical and sub-tropical agriculture, natural resources, and human well-being to local and global communities. NREM is an interdisciplinary department, weaving multiple knowledge systems for stewardship of natural resources, and discovering and disseminating innovative, integrated solutions for sustainable natural resource use, farm and food systems, and environmental management. Visit

We are seeking candidates for the tenure-track, Junior/Assistant Extension Agent for Agricultural Finance (Position # 84045).

For the complete job announcement and application information, visit

The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. We believe that inclusiveness and excellence are interdependent. Our local and global communities are best served by ensuring all populations are represented equitably throughout CTAHR. We strive to cultivate an environment that supports equitable opportunities for every member of CTAHR to achieve individual and common goals.


*Career Fair for Students

  • Thursday, October 5, 2023
  • Campus Center Ballroom 
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Looking to meet possible employers? The Career Fair for Students provides an opportunity to meet potential employers, network, and find internships and career opportunities
  • Open to University of Hawai'i at Manoa Students and Alumni


Internal Internships Opportunities


Interested in an internship program that focuses on agriculture, food production, nutrition, resource management, and more? Find more information below!

Internal Assistantship Opportunities

Partnership W/ Hauoli Mau Loa Foundation

Since 2012, Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation has partnered with the University of Hawaiʻi to support graduate assistantship opportunities at the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo and Mānoa. We are pleased to continue this partnership with support of ten graduate assistantship positions for the Fall 2023 school year at the following schools and departments:

UH Hilo

Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science

UH Mānoa

College of Natural Sciences- Botany Department

Natural Resources and Environmental Management

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (Marine Biology, Oceanography, & Earth Sciences)

In addition to a tuition waiver, the students selected by the respective University departments for the assistantships will receive a salary and funds for supplies and professional development for two years. To learn more about the selection criteria and application requirements, please visit the links above or our website.


Internal Postdoc Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow in Remote Sensing of Invasive and Nuisance Species

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawaiʻi and Manoa seeks a recent Ph.D. interest in applying remote sensing techniques to the management of coral reef ecosystems in the Marine Monuments of the Pacific. 

The postdoctoral fellow will design and implement research applying high-resolution satellite data to invasive and nuisance species detection on reefs in Marine National Monuments across the Pacific, document long-term trends in benthic cover, aid in the development of remote sensing tools for the conservation of coral reefs in the Pacific Islands. Study areas are the reefs of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (MNM), Pacific Remote Islands MNM, and Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. 


  • Develop advanced skill in remote sensing of coastal ecosystems, analytical skills, programming skills, and collaborate with researchers at various institutions, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 
  • Opportunities to collect data from field sites, either in person or through partnerships. The fellow is expected to present the results of the project at national/ international conferences and publish them in peer-reviewed journals. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in resource management, coastal environment, or related field with a background in coastal remote sensing.
  • Experience with image processing software and GIS software.
  • Experience with computer programming (e.g., R, Python, C, etc.). 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting field work involving remote sensing.
  • Experience in processing a wide variety of datasets.
  • Familiarity with various image data format. 

To apply, please submit electronically a statement of research interest including how you meet the minimum and/ or desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including email address) of three professional references to Tomoaki Miura (, +1-808-956-7333). 

Application deadline: Application will remain open until position is filled. 

KUPU Year-Round Internship with the Teaching Change Partnership

This KUPU year-round membership opportunity is for people that love Hawai'i and are interested in learning how to lead Bioculturally-grounded conservation experiences for middle and high school students.

As part of your KUPU experience, you will: 

  • Learn how to lead overnight conservation education programs at the Hakalau
    Forest National Wildlife Refuge and the Puʻuwaʻawaʻa Dry Forest.
  • Help plan conservation education events including the Biocultural Blitz in
    Puʻuwaʻawaʻa and Earth Dayʻs Conservation Career Day on the UH-Hilo Campus.
  • Understand how to weave biocultural stewardship, climate change, and place-based
    learning into programming for Hawaiʻi Island Youth and their teachers.
    In the process, you will make great professional connections, earn $18,000, and receive a
    $5,000 education award.

To learn more about our programs:

For questions/ more information, please contact



Mason Architects, Inc. (MASON) - Historical Architect 

  • MASON seeks an Architect meeting the Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) Professional Qualification Standards for Historical Architect with B Arch or B.S. Arch or equivalent and 3+ years practicing architecture
  • Proficient in Revit and/or AutoCAD, MS Office, Bluebeam and/or Adobe Acrobat
  • Pay: $75,000.00 - $90,000.00 annually
  • Deadline to Apply: 9/20/2023
  • Job #265324
  • Click here to apply


Bayada Home Care - Caregiver

  • 1 year caregiver or nurse aide experience - (preferred)
  • 2 Step TB clearance
  • Provide assistance for individuals in their homes
  • Pay: $15.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 9/20/2023
  • Job #268788
  • Click here to apply


Social Worker / Direct Services Specialist - Liliuokalani Trust

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology or related social services degree
  • The Social Worker/ Direct Services Specialist (SW/DSS) provides professional casework, group work and community building services
  • Pay: $50,200.00 - $64,000.00
  • Deadline to Apply: 9/23/2023
  • Job #269046
  • Click here to apply


Parents And Children Together (PACT) - Case Manager

  • Education: Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related human services field required
  • The Case Manager provides voluntary in-home services to families who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect
  • Pay: TBD
  • Deadline to Apply: 9/29/2023
  • Job #266805
  • Click here to apply


Data & Ticketing Manager - Honolulu Museum of Art

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Administration, Marketing, or related field
  • 3 or more years of relevant experience
  • Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00
  • Deadline to Apply: 9/30/2023
  • Job #269055
  • Click here to apply




Medical Lab Technician / Medical Technologist - Wahiwa General Hospital 

  • Associate's degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent training, current Hawaii Clinical Laboratory Technician license or eligible, Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or equivalent training, ASPC certification or equivalent. 
  • We are looking for someone to perform routine and complex chemical, microscopic, and bacteriological tests, as well as communicate with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, physicians, government agencies, and the public. 
  • Pay: $26.00 - $33.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 09/30/2023
  • Job# 269145
  • Click here to apply


Oiwi Ocean Gear - Sales Associate (Part-time)

  • Sales Representative to provide excellent customer service at the Oiwi Ocean Gear retail store in Waikiki
  • Must be able to work independently and complete assigned tasks which include:
    • Engaging customers
    • Completing sales transactions on the Point of Sale system
    • Maintaining a neat, orderly, and clean retail shop, etc.
  • Pay: $15.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 9/30/2023
  • Job #265899
  • Click here to apply


Territorial Savings Bank - Accountant

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university preferred
  • Three to five years related work or practical experience and/or training in Accounting preferred
  • Under minimum supervision, contribute to the smooth and efficient operations of the Accounting department by efficiently and accurately performing journal entries, reconciliations, accounts payable, investor servicing and various reporting functions
  • Pay: TBD
  • Deadline to Apply: 9/30/2023
  • Job #268800
  • Click here to apply


Kika Inc. - Clerical / Administrative Assistant

  • We are looking for a well organized, computer savvy person that will perform clerical and administrative functions in order to help drive company success
  • Needs to be great on the Mac / Apple computers, is detail oriented, good with numbers, light bookkeeping, can handle pressure, and has good common sense
  • Pay: $18.00 - $20.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 9/30/2023
  • Job #268756
  • Click here to apply


Hawaii National Bank - Management Trainee

  • College degree in Business, Finance or Accounting preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Upon successful completion of the program, Management Trainees may assume managerial responsibilities in various areas in the bank, such as Commercial and Consumer Lending, and Credit Administration
  • Pay: TBD
  • Deadline to Apply: 9/30/2023
  • Job #268868
  • Click here to apply


Waikiki Health - Case Manager - Guide on Site

  • College degree required. Health-related degree preferred
  • Must have at least 1 year of experience in youth and young person’s services
  • Receive and process referrals, gather appropriate documentation and ensure documents are completed and signed
  • Provide appropriate assessments and service planning for young people and their families
  • Pay: $19.23/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/2/2023
  • Job #268504
  • Click here to apply


Hongwanji Mission School - Afternoon Group Leader

  • HMS is looking for individuals who are responsible, reliable, and punctual to supervise the preschool, elementary, or middle school students in our after school program
  • Similar to an A+ leader position, group leaders will watch students during recess, homework time and snack
  • Pay: $15.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/2/2023
  • Job #268874
  • Click here to apply


Roberts Hawaii - Guest Sales Agent

  • The GSA checks in at airport office and, using appropriate log sheets, signs out all equipment needed to perform responsibilities/assignments
  • Has a global view and is comfortable and effective working with global partners, understands global markets and international considerations
  • Pay: TBD
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/3/2023
  • Job #264972
  • Click here to apply


HMSA - Health Plan Specialist (Honolulu) (Full time)

  • Associate's degree and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Build enduring relationships with HMSA's customers/members and other consumers by becoming their personal trusted advisor, and by effectively delivering on commitments
  • Pay: TBD
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/6/2023
  • Job #268730
  • Click here to apply


HMSA - Health Coordination Services Care Support Specialist

  • Associate Degree (A.A.) and one (1) year of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and related work experience
  • Delivers effective customer care and service to providers and members and general administrative support for areas within the Health Coordination Services Unit
  • Pay: TBD
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/13/2023
  • Job #268798
  • Click here to apply


Paraprofessional Tutor - Ka'iulani Elementary School

  • Professional work ethic, organizational and communication skills, comfortable working with young children. 
  • A Paraprofessional Tutor's duties include working with a teacher, providing support to students individually, and helping students acquire necessary materials for tasks. 
  • Pay: $18.97/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/13/2023
  • Job# 269282
  • Click here to apply


Architectural Historian - Mason Architects, Inc. (MASON) 

  • Recent graduates from graduate programs in historic preservation are welcome to apply, as well as more experienced architectural historians
  • We are seeking an individual with excellent writing skills and knowledge of architectural history, building materials, and State and National Register guidelines for evaluating historic structures
  • Candidate shall reside on Oahu, Hawai‘i currently, or be willing to relocate here soon
  • Pay: $65K - $85K
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/23/2023
  • Job# 265325
  • Click here to apply


ParaMedical Assistant III - Chinese Language - State of Hawai'i

  • Prior experience and training in health education, social work, nursing, etc. preferred
  • Valid State of Hawai'i Driver's License - Class 3
  • We are seeking an individual who is bilingual and fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and Canonese) to act as a direct line of support for immigrants, migrants, and non-English proficient populations
  • Pay: $52,188.00
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/24/2023
  • Job# 269072
  • Click here to apply


Always a.line - Retail Sales Associate

  • High school and/or college education preferred
  • Always a.line clothing boutique is looking for Retail Sales Associate who is warm and friendly with the ability to multitask and meet sales quotas
  • Candidates with strong communication skills, product knowledge and love for fashion are bound to succeed
  • Pay: $16.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/31/2023
  • Job #268921
  • Click here to apply


Claims Administration Associate - Pacific Guardian Life

  • High School Diploma, Associates degree preferred, 1 year experience: insurance or financial-related institution preferred. 
  • Valid State of Hawai'i Driver's License - Class 3
  • We are seeking a candidate to maintain Temporary Disability Insurance files, master files, certificate master files, and to perform other administrative functions. 
  • Pay: TBD
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/31/2023
  • Job# 269262
  • Click here to apply


State Farm - Customer Service & Sales Representative

  • Interest in marketing products and services based on customer needs
  • Establish customer relationships and follow up with customers, as needed
  • Use a customer-focused, needs-based review process to educate customers about insurance options
  • Pay: TBD
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/1/2023
  • Job #268936
  • Click here to apply


Management Trainee - DFS Group

  • The 12-month Graduate Development Program provides an unparalleled opportunity for young talents to grow and develop their leadership skills through personalized, experiential training under the expert guidance of function managers, coaches & mentors throughout DFS
  • Qualifications A University Degree in any discipline (GPA 3.0 or above)
  • Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Pay: $51K - $87K
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/01/2023
  • Job #268933
  • Click here to apply


Sales Associate -  J. Hara Store (Part-time)

  • Knowledge in fishing, diving, archery and/or hunting is required.
  • Sales Associates should maintain a customer-oriented attitude at all times assisting shoppers
  • Maintain the store in a neat, clean, and tidy manner
  • Pay: $13.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/01/2023
  • Job #268438
  • Click here to apply


Manufacturing Engineer - Oceanit 

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or similar. 3+ years of prior experience as: Project Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering or similar. 
  • We are seeking an individual to develop pilot scale testing protocols for a range of technologies. Provides technical expertise, knowledge, pursuit strategies, and business opportunities. 
  • Pay: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/07/2023
  • Job# 269223
  • Click here to apply


Computer Science Teacher for Kids - Keiki Coders (Part-time)

  • Current Computer Science or Computer Science related majors
  • Lead after-school programs at local schools and weekend classes at Keiki Coders
  • Design Computer Science courses for appropriate age groups, communicate with students and parents
  • Pay: $18.00 - $25.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/15/2023
  • Job #269016
  • Click here to apply


Registered Dental Hygienist - Smile Dental Center Inc. 

  • Registered Dental Hygienist in Hawaii
  • We are seeking someone to perform dental hygiene procedures, take dental x-rays, conduct oral cancer screenings, administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide, assist the dentist in procedure, and maintain accurate patient dental records. 
  • Pay: TBD
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/16/2023
  • Job# 269195
  • Click here to apply


Swim Instructor (Part-time)

  • Enforce safety rules and guidelines, plan and schedule lessons or classes, and work with varying skill levels
  • CPR certification, coaching experience
  • Must be able to commit to a 6-week work schedule and work a minimum of 5 hours per week
  • Pay: $18.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/23/2023
  • Job #269094
  • Click here to apply





Case Manager - State of Hawai'i

  • Bachelor's degree in any field with at least 12 credits in Social Sciences / Behavior Sciences
  • We are seeking an individual to work with and assist inmates daily. Tasks include facilitating external requests for meetings or phone calls, completing reports and managing inmate paperwork
  • Pay: $54,000.00
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/30/2023
  • Job# 268576
  • Click here to apply


Manager in Training Operations - POOLCORP

  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Industrial Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Management, Operations or other related discipline 
  • We are looking for an individual to work in a distribution warehouse environment. Hands-on training will be provided in Operations, Management, and Purchasing at the state-of-the-art EDGEucation Center in Plano, Texas 
  • Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/30/2023
  • Job# 267378
  • Click here to apply



Data Entry Student Assistant - University of Hawai'i Foundation (Part-time)

  • Excellent keyboard typist, understanding of computer hardware and operation, and excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Assist with Advance Database, address changes, Excel spreadsheets, filing, copying, and other errands 
  • Pay: $15.40/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/30/2023
  • Job# 240312
  • Click here to apply


Dental Assistant - Kurt I Uyehara, DDS / Sleep & TMJ Wellness Center

  • A Dental Assistant is tasked with greeting patients, keeping them comfortable, assisting the doctor, and participating in research projects. 
  • Pay: $12.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/30/2023
  • Job# 155482
  • Click here to apply


Assistant Swimming Instructor - Leahi Swim School, Inc (Part-time).

  • Ability to swim, mastery of advanced swimming stroke techniques preferred, valid lifeguard and CPR certifications, ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for up to 6 hours 
  • An Assistant Swimming instructor is responsible for providing instructional and operational support by assisting in activities, procuring equipment, and enforcing safety rules
  • Pay: $12.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 12/01/2023
  • Job# 136886
  • Click here to apply

**List of Internship Opportunities that can be used towards NREM Internship Experience requirement (NREM 492)**



Position Title: Plant pathology internship
Department: Agriculture
Division: Plant Industry
Geographic Location: Oahu Honolulu

This internship will be under the supervision of the plant pathologist of the Plant Industry Division. The aim of this program is to protect Hawaii from plant pathogens that are agrosecurity threats. The objectives of the intern will be to 1) learn morphological and biochemical identification techniques for
plant pathogen diagnostics, 2) learn to read research literature, 3) analyze data to conduct risk assessments of important plant pathogen biosecurity threats to Hawaii, and 4) develop skills and expertise in conducting surveys of plant pathogens. Duties will include processing routine samples from quarantine inspection office, University of Hawaii extension agents, agricultural industries, and public; data maintenance; assisting in statewide surveys of plant pathogens; and maintaining plants and cultures for diagnostics. The intern with be expected to arrive on time, unless notified in advanced for late arrival or being absent.

Josiah Marquez, PhD
Plant Pathologist
Office: (808) 973-9528
Cell: (808) 391-7159
Plant Industry Division
Department of Agriculture
State of Hawaii
1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814


Bishop Museum Malacology Department - Rare Snail Captive Rearing Intern

The malacology collection houses rare, EW (extinct in the wild) Hawaiian land snails with the goal of re-
establishing native populations within the island. Captive rearing interns will assist in a wide variety of
duties associated primarily with this live land snail collection. These include, but are not limited to, captive rearing of rare and endangered live snails, maintenance of snail habitats and supplies, and census recording of individuals. Initiatives are in partnership with the USDA’s Snail Extinction Prevention
Program, where outreach and education activities aimed at informing conservation staff of partner
agencies and the general public may be required. Due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, field outings
will be limited or on hiatus until further notice.

If interested contact: Dr. Nori Yeung; Malacology Curator, Bishop Museum,

  • Shift: Hours of Operation 12 to 8 pm M-F
  • Commitment: Minimum of 2.5-hour blocks of time and at least 5 hours of participation each week, flexible schedule
  • Need: Ongoing; Year Round
  • Minimum Age requirement: 18 years or older

Bishop Museum Malacology Department - Data Digitization Intern

Help unlock valuable information about the diversity and distribution of Pacific Island land snails in the
Bishop Museum Malacology Collection by becoming part of a multi‐institutional project. Interns will help
with the imaging and databasing of historical specimens and associated field notes and mapping of
specimen distributions using GIS based applications. Interns will gain experience in using digital imaging systems, macro photography, image editing tools, collection management databases, mollusc taxonomy, and geography. 

Informatics subprojects include:

  • Mobilizing locality data (georeferencing) to create and analyze species distributional changes across islands (Stipend $1200 for 120 hours)
  • Gathering trait data from museum collection data and/or literature to study the drivers of species extinction/preservation
  • Parsing taxonomic records into a database format for upload into taxonomic aggregators (ie. WoRMs, MolluscaBase)
  • If the students are interested in working with the physical collection instead, we can work with the student in developing an imaging or digitization subproject. These can include determining, imaging and photo analyses of type specimens to enhance species determinations, and the digitization of specimens and associated event information to test database/physical collection similarity.


  • Shift: Hours of Operation 9 to 6 pm
  • Commitment: Minimum of 2.5-hour blocks of time and at least 5 hours of participation each week, flexible schedule
  • Need: Ongoing; Year Round
  • Minimum Age requirement: 16 years or older

If interested contact: Dr. Nori Yeung; Malacology Curator, Bishop Museum,


Transportation Intern (Engineer or Planner) -  Fehr & Peers

  • Completion or enrollment in Bachelor's or Master's degree program in transportation, civil engineering, transportation/urban planning, geography, public policy, economics, etc. 
  • We are looking for a Junior or Senior interested or knowledgeable in the field of transportation planning/engineering principles and practices. Applicants will be exposed to many different job types. 
  • Pay: $22.00 - $31.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/05/2023
  • Job# 229894
  • Click here to apply


Armstrong Builders, LLC - Accounting Intern

  • Applicants need to be knowledgeable and accurate with a willingness to learn new processes and systems and have good interpersonal skills
  • Intensive work with data utilizing various software applications: accounting, spreadsheets, word processing, email, and document imaging
  • Assist the accounting department with special projects
  • Pay: $15.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/21/23
  • Job #102743
  • Click here to apply


Social Media and Community Management Intern - Dynamo Hawaii

  • Previous experience as a community manager, experience launching community initiatives, ability to identify and track community metrics, verbal communication skills, and someone who is a content creator. 
  • We are looking for a Social Media and Community Management Intern who will be responsible for the execution of strategic social media engagement, content delivery, and outreach. 
  • Pay: $13.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/31/2023
  • Job# 269161
  • Click here to apply


Financial Representative Internship - Northwestern Mutual

  • Students graduating between December 2023 and May 2025
  • All majors welcome
  • Our interns, who come from varying academic backgrounds and experiences, begin to build a financial planning practice while employing local and nationwide experts, exclusive financial products, and the support of a Fortune 100 company
  • Pay: $12.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/31/23
  • Job #260308
  • Click here to apply


Hele Imua Intern - State of Hawaii 

  • Must be a college student or graduate. 
  • Interns will be place in various State of Hawaii executive branch departments and will be assigned according to the intern's educational/work experience background.  
  • Pay: $20.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/01/2023
  • Job #266475
  • Click here to apply


Disney College Program Internships (FL) - Manoa Career Center

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application 
  • This internship spans 4 - 7 months and allows participants to network with professionals throughout The Walt Disney company and provides the opportunity to live and work with people all over the world
  • Pay: $16.00/hour
  • Deadline to Apply: 11/17/2023
  • Job #258657
  • Click here to apply

M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship – University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

$25,908 – Full Time   

Responsibilities: We are seeking a motivated student interested in research related to flow ecology and invasive species in Hawaiian stream systems. The successful candidate will be required to collect fishes from locations on Hawaii Island, maintain them in captivity, and conduct swim tunnel respirometry studies with them. The candidate will work with a broad range of collaborators of different backgrounds from state, federal, and local community partners.


  • Minimum qualifications are a B.S. degree in fisheries science or related fields in ecology, biology, or natural resource management
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Desired qualifications include demonstrated proficiency in technical writing, statistical analyses, maintaining fishes in captivity, collecting fishes in the field, and working collaboratively as part of a research team.

Contact: Please contact Dr. Tim Grabowski ( via email for further details or to apply.


  • Cover letter describing your qualifications and professional goals
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate transcripts
  • Formal acceptance to the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo will be required of the successful candidate after selection.


Two US Forest Service Postdoctoral Fellowships

Two 2-year full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship positions will be available through the US Forest Service Research Participation Program with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to assist on a project centered on Restoring with Culturally Significant Plants to Strengthen Food Webs for Pollinators and Tribal Community Well-being. The successful candidates will interact with all members of the team and will work closely together to help achieve project goals. The team consists of research scientists, Tribal relations specialists, land managers, natural resource specialists, and are affiliated with federal and state agencies,
universities, and non-profit organizations. 

Project Description
Before European settlement, grasslands, savannas, and related open canopy plant communities (prairies, barrens, and woodlands) stretched across 162 million ha of the US and more than 60 million bison roamed these lands. Today, grasslands represent one of the most threatened ecosystems with an estimated 82-99% loss, and bison numbers are only a fraction of historical estimates. The loss of these systems has further implications for other species, particularly bees and other pollinators. These losses have drastically reduced ecosystem integrity, biodiversity, and the cultural and health benefits these lands once provided to Tribes, Tribal Nations, Indigenous communities (hereafter, Tribes), and other communities. Restoring these critically important natural communities is key to sustaining and maintaining cultural plants (i.e., subsistence and medicinal species) and pollinator populations.

This project’s goal is to co-produce knowledge with Tribal, community, and other partners that will help restore these systems to Midwestern US landscapes. The project will help reestablish and maintain relationships between Tribes and medicinal plants, bees, and the entire ecosystem through knowledge-building and future restoration efforts that promote self-sustaining harvests. The project will also improve understanding of how acres treated for restoration objectives affects the long-term sustainability, ecological integrity, and resilience of these landscapes, both increasing biodiversity and cultural resources.

ORISE Fellow 1: Landscape assessment of restoration projects

Position Description: The ORISE Fellow will conduct a GIS landscape assessment to identify existing non-forest restoration efforts on Federal and Non-Federal lands. The Fellow will also work with project partners and support personnel to conduct a regional literature review of upland non-forested and open canopy restoration efforts, and assemble relevant datasets with respect to vegetation surveys, pollinator surveys, treatment effects, and monitoring efforts. The combination of literature review and acquisition of unpublished datasets will support a meta-analysis that includes questions related to culturally relevant plants and pollinator communities. From the assessment and analyses, the Fellow will develop restoration scenarios that prioritize lands to restore while estimating potential culturally significant plant and pollinator habitat resources. With these datasets, the Fellow will contribute to translating results into a prioritization decision-support tool for non-forest lands. The Fellow will also participate in workshops, collaborate on manuscripts, and deliver presentations at local and national conferences.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree in forestry, ecology, biology, geography or a related field at the time of starting the position. Prior experience related to GIS is required as is experience related to grassland ecology, natural resource management, and/or ecosystem ecology. Successful candidates will demonstrate an aptitude for research, strong analytical, oral and written scientific communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently
and as a team. Preference will be given to applicants with a publication record, strong statistical analyses skills, and experience working with Tribal communities. 

ORISE Fellow 2: Integrating Indigenous knowledge in restoration projects

Position Description: The ORISE Fellow will assist with relationship-building and co-development of workshops with Tribes to identify restoration and research needs from Tribes and other landowners, how Indigenous knowledge has guided past restoration efforts and can guide future efforts and identify potential barriers for implementing future restoration projects. The Fellow will compile lists of restoration plants, and their pollinator, edible, medicinal and cultural value. With these plant lists, the Fellow will create a database of culturally significant plants and pollinator plants for non-forest restoration and evaluate whether and how restoration
efforts on non-forest lands have benefited culturally important plants and supported pollinators. The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, collaborate on manuscripts and deliver presentations at local and national conferences.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree in forestry, ecology, biology, geography or a related field at the time of starting the position. Prior experience related to grassland ecology, natural resource management, and/or plant-pollinator ecology is preferred. Successful candidates will demonstrate an aptitude for research, analytical and oral and written scientific communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and as a team. Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with Tribes and/or indigenous communities, Traditional Ecological Knowledge / Indigenous knowledge, Native American ethnobotany, qualitative data analysis and database management skills. 

The lead mentors for these opportunities are Dr. Susannah Lerman (, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research
Station located at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (ORISE 1), Dr. Kelly Kindscher, Senior Scientist/Professor at Kansas Biological Survey/Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (ORISE 2), and Jennifer Ballinger (, Tribal Relations Specialist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station in St. Paul, MN. Additional mentorship will be provided by other team members. If you have questions about the nature of the research, please contact the mentor(s). 

Appointment Start Date and Length:
November 1, 2023, 2-year appointment. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors. 

Participation Stipend
The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The current monthly stipend for this opportunity is about $6,400, includes a health insurance stipend supplement, and $12,000 for travel and supplies.